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Learner Motorbike Insurance

Flexible cover for motorbike learners

Why choose our learner motorbike insurance?

Find the cover that's right for you with policies from just 1 day up to 7 days
Ideal for riders looking to get experience
No impact on your no claims discount plus fully comprehensive cover as standard

What is learner motorbike insurance?

With learner motorbike insurance you get the insurance you need while learning to ride a motorbike. It’s a flexible insurance option designed to fit around your schedule and how often you ride.

When you’re learning to ride, don’t worry about long term insurance, find a policy to suit your situation with learner motorcycle insurance.

Get cover from just one day up to one week, so you only pay for when you actually riding and get fully comprehensive cover as standard on every policy for complete peace of mind on the road.

As you start learning to ride a motorbike, you’ll be incredibly keen to get going. Insuring a bike before passing your test is the best way to get that crucial practice before passing each stage of getting your motorbike licence.

You’ll need to do lots of training and pass all your exams before getting your full license. And if you’re using your own motorbike, borrowing one from a friend or family member, and not one that belongs to your riding school, you’ll need learner motorbike insurance.

How do you learn to ride a motorbike?

Motorbikes are hugely popular for many reasons. Not only do more powerful models make for an exhilarating ride, but you can learn to drive those with smaller engines – like mopeds – from the age of 16. That’s a year earlier than the legal limit for driving in a car.

Learning to drive a motorbike is very different to the way you learn to drive a car. That’s because it’s not possible to have someone instructing you and helping you control the vehicle; you’re out there on their own.

Before you can ride a motorbike, you’ll need a provisional driving license with motorcycle entitlement. You then need to complete a compulsory basic training course (CBT) at a riding school.

After that, you’ll be free to ride your motorbike out on the roads with L-plates – though there are some exclusions subject to your age and engine size, and you can’t go on motorways. You can only remove the L-plates once you pass your full, practical test.

After completing your CBT, but before passing your full test, you’ll need to get learner motorcycle insurance.

How long should my learner motorcycle insurance last?

If you’re keen to pass as quickly as possible, you’ll be a learner for a few days or weeks at most, so it makes a lot of sense to take out a temporary policy for the time being. You can put a more permanent arrangement in place once you pass and are likely to be quoted lower premiums at that point.

With our short term cover, you can choose from flexible options like one day motorbike insurance and one week motorbike insurance. These give you the freedom you need to get vital on-road experience before your test.

What are the benefits of temporary learner motorbike insurance?

Here are many benefits to enjoy when you opt for learner rider insurance. You can look forward to:

  • Comprehensive cover – All the policies you’ll be quoted for through Tempcover come comprehensive as standard, meaning you get the highest level of cover available.
  • Flexible terms – You decide how long you want the policy to last, from just one day up to a week at a time.
  • Flexible start time – You pick when you’d like your cover to begin, right down to the minute.
  • No impact on No Claims Discount – If you’re borrowing the bike to learn on, its owner won’t have to worry about how their no claims discount would be affected if you had an accident. That’s because your temporary policy is totally separate from theirs.
  • Unbelievably quick quotes – From starting the process with Tempcover, you could have insurance in place in just 2 minutes.
  • No long term commitments – Once the cover you paid for ends, that’s it. You don’t need to do anything, and you don’t need to pay anything.

How is learner motorbike insurance calculated?

As with any type of motoring insurance, there are lots of different factors that insurers look at, before deciding on a premium that’s right and fair for you. This is no different with temporary motorbike insurance, whether you’ve passed your test or not.

With biking, the type and power of the model you’ll drive will play a large part. But lots of other factors will be considered too, including:

  • Your age
  • Where you live
  • What you do for a living
  • Anyone else who has access to the bike
  • How you store your motorcycle
  • Any modifications the bike has

How to get learner motorbike insurance from Tempcover

Getting learner motorbike insurance is incredibly simple and straightforward and takes just a couple of minutes. We know you’d rather be honing your skills on the road than rushing around trying to find the right cover for your bike, so follow these 3 simple steps to get your temporary learner motorcycle insurance.

 Enter a few details about yourself and the bike you want to ride

Confirm you’re happy with the price and details of your policy

Pay for your policy and get your documents emailed instantly

Get 1 to 7 days temporary motorbike insurance in 90 seconds

Temporary learner motorbike insurance FAQs

Can you insure a motorcycle without a license UK?

Yes, it doesn’t matter what licence type you have or if you have no licence at all. If you own a motorbike in the UK, you will need to insure that bike.

Your options for insuring a motorcycle without a licence include declaring it SORN so that the DVLA know that is off the road and not being used. If you’re planning on learning to ride and want to get insurance for a bike before you get your provisional licence, why not get a quick easy temporary motorbike insurance policy with Tempcover. It covers you to ride the bike whilst you’re learning but there are no long term commitments, so if things change, you’re not tied into an agreement.

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Can you insure a bike without a CBT?

Yes, even if you haven’t completed your CBT, you will still need to have bike insurance.

You don’t need to have passed your CBT to ride a motorcycle, however, you will be restricted to mopeds up to 50cc.

Whatever type of bike you ride, you must ensure that it is insured when riding on the road. Failure to insure a bike before or after you complete your CBT will result in a range of penalties including fines, penalty points, and even bans.

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